Wednesday, May 4, 2022

K Tells Vol. 10

K Tells Vol. 10


K tells 

Take Me Home, 'Country' Roads!

VA - 20 Town & Country Greats - Original Songs - Original Stars (K-tel NE 302 UK) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1974)      20 Town & Country Greats was originally released by K-tel in the UK only in 1974 on vinyl and cassette. As the original 20 track album had a pretty short running time of only 54 minutes, I decided to expand it by adding an additional 9 bonus classic country tracks, which were all released before 1974, the original album release date, now creating a 29 track album with a new running time of 79:49 CD length.  Featuring all the original unedited 7" single mixes. No later re-recordings or album versions - only the original hit single 45 versions. Includes a few hard to find tracks. Fully remastered using the very latest and best sounding digital remasters released to date.

VA - Country Comfort - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Stars (K-tel NE 924 UK) (2021, 45th Anniversary Remastered Expanded Edition) (1976)      Country Comfort was originally released by K-tel in the UK only in 1976 on vinyl and cassette. It was a big success, reaching #8 on the official albums chart on the 30th October 1976.  As the original 20 track album had a pretty short running time of only 55 minutes, I decided to expand it by adding an additional 9 bonus classic country tracks, which were all released before 1976, the original album release date, now creating a 29 track album with a new running time of 79:03 CD length.  Featuring all the original unedited 7" single mixes. No later re-recordings or album versions - only the original hit single 45 versions.  Includes a few hard to find tracks. Fully remastered using the very latest and best sounding digital remasters released to date.

VA - Convoy - Music from the Motion Picture (Capitol Records UA-LA910-H US) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1978)      Not released by K-tel, but an exceptionally successful TV advertised soundtrack released worldwide in 1978 on vinyl, cassette and 8-track tape, featuring many classic country songs. 

Originally released by Capitol Records, 'Convoy' is the official soundtrack album from the smash hit film of the same name.  C.W. McCall, an adman who found fame as a country music singer with songs about 18-wheelers, including the 1976 crossover No. 1 “Convoy”, sadly died at age 93 on Friday, April 1, 2022.  “Breaker one-nine, this here’s the Rubber Duck,” McCall intoned in the novelty hit “Convoy”, a song that celebrated CB radios and the community of long-haul truck drivers who used them.  Released in November 1975, the spoken-word saga would top both the country and pop charts the next year, sell more than 2 million copies, inspire a 1978 movie of the same name starring Kris Kristofferson, and help add jargon like “10-4, good buddy” into the national lexicon.  The title track by C.W. McCall on the 1978 soundtrack album is a new version of his 1975/1976 #1 worldwide hit, written especially for the film, with saltier language!  The original album was a very short 10 tracks which ran to just over 29 minutes. I have expanded it to contain an additional 17 classic country tracks, which were all released before 1978, the original album release date. It now runs to a 27 track, 77:50 minute CD length compilation.  Featuring all the original unedited 7" single mixes. No later re-recordings or album versions - only the original hit single 45 versions.  Includes a few hard to find tracks. Fully remastered using the very latest and best sounding digital remasters released to date.

The album was re-released on a long out of print CD in Germany in 1987 and is virtually impossible to find now, but if you're lucky enough to come across a copy expect to pay upwards of $200!


Enjoy!


K


Hi all down-loaders.

Just a gentle reminder to acknowledge K. who goes to a lot of effort to ensure you have a wonderful listening experience on these compilations. Very rarely do I see thanks to him for his genuine hard work and the time and effort to make 100% sure all tracks are the original 7” single edits and mixes featured on most of his album posts.   Let him know what you think of the albums, your thoughts on the sound quality, digital editing, consistent volume levels throughout, artwork and research, etc.  A message can always be sent  later, after listening to the shares. There is no time limit on making a comments.

Please take that step further and thank K for these posts. Appreciated.

Cheers

BB


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Track lists

VA - 20 Town & Country Greats - Original Songs - Original Stars (K-tel NE 302 UK) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1974)

01 Lynn Anderson Rose Garden 0:02:54

02 Johnny Cash Ring of Fire (Original 1963 Columbia Nashville 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:39

03 Claude King Wolverton Mountain 0:02:57

04 Marty Robbins Devil Woman 0:02:52

05 O. C. Smith Little Green Apples 0:03:56

06 Frankie Laine and the Mellomen Cool Water (Original 1955 Columbia Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:55

07 Johnny Horton North to Alaska 0:02:48

08 Stonewall Jackson 08 Waterloo 0:02:29

09 Jimmy Dean Big Bad John 0:03:03

10 Gene Pitney (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance 0:02:56

11 The New Christy Minstrels Green, Green 0:02:10

12 Johnny Cash & June Carter Jackson 0:02:46

13 Olivia Newton-John Take Me Home, Country Roads 0:03:18

14 Tammy Wynette Stand by Your Man 0:02:39

15 The Statler Brothers Flowers on the Wall 0:02:21

16 Dave Dudley Six Days on the Road (Original 1963 Golden Wing 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:20

17 The Fendermen Mule Skinner Blues (1960 Soma Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:24

18 Dorsey Burnette (There Was a) Tall Oak Tree (Original 1960 Era Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:04

19 Ray Price Release Me 0:02:40

20 Charlie Rich Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast 0:02:31

21 Loretta Lynn Coal Miner's Daughter (Bonus Track) 0:03:01

22 Charley Pride Kiss an Angel Good Mornin' (Bonus Track) 0:02:02

23 Bobbie Gentry Ode to Billie Joe (Bonus Track) 0:04:14

24 Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman (Bonus Track) 0:03:05

25 Dolly Parton Jolene (Bonus Track) 0:02:38

26 Merle Haggard and The Strangers Mama Tried (Bonus Track) 0:02:12

27 Hank Williams I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Original 1949 MGM Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 0:02:47

28 Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons (Bonus Track) 0:02:37

29 Patsy Cline & the Jordanaires Crazy (Original 1961 Decca Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 0:02:44


VA - Country Comfort - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Stars (K-tel NE 924 UK) (2021, 45th Anniversary Remastered Expanded Edition) (1976) 

01 Billy Swan I Can Help (Original 1974 Monument 7" Single Edit) 0:02:58

02 Dolly Parton Jolene 0:02:38

03 George Hamilton IV Abilene 0:02:14

04 Jim Reeves He'll Have to Go 0:02:20

05 Don Gibson Oh Lonesome Me 0:02:31

06 Ned Miller From a Jack to a King (Original 1962 London Records 7" Mono Single Version) 0:02:12

07 Hank Snow Me and Bobby McGee 0:02:53

08 Eddy Arnold Make the World Go Away 0:02:40

09 Tammy Wynette D-I-V-O-R-C-E 0:02:57

10 Charlie Rich The Most Beautiful Girl 0:02:43

11 Johnny Cash A Boy Named Sue (Live at San Quentin State Prison, February 24, 1969) 0:03:47

12 John D. Loudermilk Language of Love 0:01:48

13 Buffy Sainte-Marie I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again 0:02:57

14 Hank Locklin Please Help Me, I'm Falling 0:02:23

15 Marty Robbins El Paso 0:04:22

16 Frankie Laine with Jimmy Carroll and his Orchestra Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (Original 1957 Columbia 7" Single Version) 0:02:17

17 Claude King The Comancheros (Original 1961 Columbia 7" Single Version) 0:02:14

18 Bobby Edwards You're the Reason (Original 1961 Top Rank 7" Single Version) 0:02:34

19 Jeannie C. Riley Harper Valley P.T.A. 0:03:12

20 J. J. Barrie No Charge 0:03:45

21 Lynn Anderson Rose Garden (Bonus Track) 0:02:54

22 Patsy Cline Walkin' After Midnight (Original 1957 Decca Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 0:02:35

23 Brenda Lee I'm Sorry (Bonus Track) 0:02:41

24 Glen Campbell Galveston (Bonus Track) 0:02:41

25 Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors (Bonus Track) 0:02:56

26 Loretta Lynn Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) (Original 1967 Decca Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 0:02:07

27 Kitty Wells It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels (Original 1952 Decca Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 0:02:32

28 Dolly Parton I Will Always Love You (Original 1974 RCA Victor 7" Single Version) (Bonus Track) 0:02:55

29 Tammy Wynette Stand by Your Man (Bonus Track) 0:02:39


VA - Convoy - Music from the Motion Picture (Capitol Records UA-LA910-H US) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1978) 

01 C.W. McCall Convoy (1978 Theatrical Version) 0:03:56

02 Kenny Rogers Lucille 0:03:41

03 Gene Watson Cowboys Don't Get Lucky All the Time 0:02:37

04 Crystal Gayle Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue 0:02:37

05 Billy "Crash" Craddock I Cheated On a Good Woman's Love 0:02:38

06 Merle Haggard Okie from Muskogee 0:02:44

07 Glen Campbell Southern Nights 0:02:58

08 Billie Jo Spears Blanket on the Ground 0:03:34

09 Doc Watson Keep on the Sunny Side 0:02:06

10 Anne Murray Walk Right Back 0:02:42

11 John Denver Take Me Home, Country Roads (Bonus Track) 0:03:12

12 Tammy Wynette Stand by Your Man (Bonus Track) 0:02:39

13 Patsy Cline & the Jordanaires I Fall to Pieces (Bonus Track) 0:02:48

14 Johnny Cash I Walk the Line (Original 1956 Sun Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 0:02:44

15 Hank Williams Your Cheatin' Heart (Bonus Track) 0:02:43

16 Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy (Bonus Track) 0:03:14

17 Charlie Rich The Most Beautiful Girl (Bonus Track) 0:02:43

18 Lynn Anderson Rose Garden (Bonus Track) 0:02:54

19 Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made for Walkin' (Original 1965 Reprise Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 0:02:43

20 Dolly Parton Jolene (Bonus Track) 0:02:38

21 Patsy Cline & the Jordanaires Crazy (Original 1961 Decca Records 7" Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 0:02:44

22 Tanya Tucker Delta Dawn (Bonus Track) 0:02:55

23 Loretta Lynn Coal Miner's Daughter (Bonus Track) 0:03:01

24 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys Blue Moon of Kentucky (Original 1947 Columbia Records 10" 78 RPM Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track) 0:03:02

25 Jim Reeves He'll Have to Go (Bonus Track) 0:02:20

26 Roger Miller King of the Road (Bonus Track) 0:02:26

27 C.W. McCall Convoy (Original 1975 MGM Records 7" Single Version) (Bonus Track) 0:03:49

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27 comments:

  1. thank you these are wonderful

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  2. thanks to K also these are a lot of work and great for all of us

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    1. Thanks doors97426,
      K places him self in the listeners shoes and ensure we are listening to the best quality possible.
      That takes dedication and effort.
      Cheers.

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  3. Thanks for these, very cool. I remember K-Tel being a joke back in highschool...40 years later.....very cool and fun

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    1. Hi Cochise
      These are great, No joking.
      Cheers.

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  4. many thanks to K for compiling the posts & to BB for hosting K's Work

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    1. Hi g8rrick.
      It is a nice collaboration. K's work is excellent.
      Cheers.

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  5. thank you B.B love all this tks mate

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  6. Great compilations, great work . Thank You very very much

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  7. I don't like labels. Generally I am not a big fan of "Country" but there are lots of gems in this posting.
    Thank you K for all the effort you are making to bring great music to us.
    Thanks you BB for the work you do.

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    1. Hi lemonflag.
      After listening to Country music (sorry for the label) it make me aware of this impact country music has on many genres. Enjoy the ones you like. There is a big sway of country on the weekend.
      Cheers

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    2. BB
      We should not forget that Country and Blues merged to make Rock & Roll. Remember Elvis was a countryfied singer before he started rocking and rolling.

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  8. Now this is an intriguing post, BB. A much-maligned genre, where stereotypes often make people quick to judge and close their ears. Not this dog. This will certainly feature among my driving music this summer. 10-4!

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    1. Hi harry the dog.
      I totally understand what you are saying. We hear the work "country" and stay back and sometimes avoid. But it is a wonderful genre that everyone should visit.
      Cheers.

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  9. And of course, a big, big thankyou to K, whose labours of love make a lot of people very happy, which in this day and age is what we really, really need. Muchas gracias K.

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  10. K, above & beyond, once again! Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for the praise OldDJ.
      K will be pleased.
      Cheers.

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  11. Many thanks for these. There's a lot of really good material here.

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  12. Hi Kevin In Choconut Center,
    Enjoy.
    There is lots more tomorrow.
    Cheers

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  13. HUGE Thanks for the Ktel post - these are so cool and fun. Pulls me back to being a kid and this one album was all you had for months (besides radio) and you not only had the "hits" but found these other songs that became the soundtrack for your life. Amazing work.

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    1. Thank you Mr.SJB.
      It is a joy to hear that these posts are bringing a lot of memories for the visitors. More to come each week.
      Cheers.

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